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Order Of St George


Order of St George
  • 2017 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2017 Total prize money

  • Sire-Dam -
  • Owner
  • Trainer

Aidan O’Brien won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot four years in succession with Yeats. Might he achieve the same with Order Of St George?

The Galileo colt ran in the QIPCO British Champion Series for the first time in 2016 – at four a year earlier than Yeats – and won in tremendous style by three lengths from Mizzou despite Ryan Moore, his jockey, calculating he had to ride “four different races” in what was a rough renewal.

Order Of St George had at least 8lb in hand of his rivals going into the Gold Cup according to the handicapper – not surprising given he was the highest-rated horse in Ireland in 2015 (rating of 124) after a runaway 11-length win in the Irish St Leger.

He easilywon his next race after the Gold Cup but then suffered a shock defeat, at 1-7, when defending his Irish St Leger crown.

He showed that to be all wrong when dropped back in trip for the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe – running a blinder to finish third behind stablemates Found and Highland Reel.

Order Of St George was possibly still feeling the effects of that effort when only fourth in the Group Two QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Champions Day.

He began his 2017 campaign with a creditable second at Navan in a Group 3 races over 1m 6f.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results